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Letter to Margaret Sturgis, Ordinance Office, New Orleans, LA

    To Mother. General Weitzel has advanced on the 13th from Brunswick Bay to find out confederate whereabouts and destroy the gunboat Cotton. General Emery’s division under orders to move out, and Sturgis gives an account of what the army is doing. Sturgis describes the difference between General Banks and General Butler and complains about the high cost of goods in the south. The Sparkling Sea went ashore on the reefs of Florida. Rumors that the rebel ship Alabama captured the union ship Roanoke. Sturgis is rooming in a house with some soldiers and describes the living situation.

Date

  • 1863 January 19th

Creator

  • Sturgis, Appleton, 1842-1900

Language

  • English

Collection

Appleton Sturgis papers | collection guide | more from this collection

Description

  • 0.45 Cubic Feet 72 items Page one of the letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition. Page one of the letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration. The first and last pages of the letter are covered in mylar sleeves due to poor condition and some disintegration. The first page and the last two pages of the letter are covered in mylar sleeves due to poor condition and some disintegration. Letter is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration. Document is covered in a mylar sleeve due to poor condition and some disintegration.

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Publisher

  • University of Kentucky

Format

Identifier

  • 1997ms469

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